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NATIVE ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION AND TRAINING

WHATElder abuse prevention and training for the Native elder community.
WHYTo provide resources and education to prevent elder abuse in the Native population.
WHEREThe National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative.
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Administration for Community Living.
North Dakota, USA.


Program Description


“The materials presented in the elder justice curriculum are designed to help those working with Native American elderly to understand the various types of elder abuse and become more knowledgeable about elder abuse issues. The materials will assist staff in responding appropriately to Indigenous victims of crimes and their families and enhance provision of culturally sensitive services.”
-nieji.org

Native Elder Abuse Prevention and Training provides culturally appropriate information and community education resources to help fight elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the Native community.

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative resources include:

  • Assistance for tribes on how to prevent and deal with Indigenous elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Elder abuse hotlines for Native elders.
  • Elder abuse training and tools to increase awareness of Native elder abuse.
  • Information on elder abuse prevention events and resources.

Elder abuse training modules include:

Elder Abuse in Indian Country – what is elder abuse, signs and what to look for.

Elder Abuse Policy - policies and legislation impacting elder programs in Indian Country for professionals, tribal leaders, tribal attorneys, and tribal program officers.

Elder Abuse Legal Training - information for law enforcement, attorneys, tribal judges, court personnel, social workers, mental health counselors, and employees of victim services to recognize, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.

Elder Financial Abuse Training – what is elder financial abuse and exploitation for bankers, credit union employees, merchants, casino employees, medical business office employees, and those who work in tribal elder programs and crime victim services and advocates.

Elder Healthcare Abuse Training - recognizing, identifying, and reporting suspected elder abuse and neglect by healthcare providers working with Native elderly for physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNA), community health representatives (CHR), home health aides, psychologists, behavioral health consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, emergency medical technicians, and other medical personnel.

Medication Abuse Training - information on elder medication abuse for Native elderly for pharmacists, pharmacy aides, healthcare providers, community health representatives, home health aides, emergency medical technicians, senior services providers, family members, and the elderly.

Social Services Training - best practices for social services with respect to elder abuse and neglect in Indian Country for social workers, case managers, and community health representatives.

Caregivers Training – information for caregivers to recognize, prevent, and intervene in elder abuse and neglect cases. Suitable for family caregivers, community health representatives, Title VI employees, and home health aides such as certified nursing assistants or visiting homemakers.

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative serves to advocate for and protect American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
source: nieji.org

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